Malcolm Sen. Haar Returns to Legislature Following Mild Heart Attack
Sen. Ken Haar
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker who suffered a mild heart attack has returned to the Legislature.
Ken Haar of Malcolm thanked his colleagues for their calls, prayers and
letters during a brief floor speech on Tuesday. The well-known
environmental advocate struck a humorous tone, noting that he suffered
the heart attack while cutting down trees on Arbor Day.
Democrat, joked about seeing a bright light, meeting his late father and
promising to change parties if he could return to work.
he received a handful of "miracle drugs" to help treat his condition,
but didn't undergo surgery. He added that he spent less than 24 hours in
the hospital, and received a $22,000 medical bill.
Haar was first elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2008.